Friday, June 22, 2007

New Database: Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare , this collection contains reproductions, dating from 1473-1700, of the original printing of about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Subject areas represented include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Database: CHEMnetBase

CHEMnetBase provides full-text access to eight major chemical reference works including the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Drugs, and the Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds. Choose any one of the reference sources to search (they cannot be searched all together). Substructure searching is available for the majority of the titles.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Databases

Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 1,350 Oxford University Press books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter levels. Also, the library’s full content is searchable at both the book and chapter levels.

Early American Imprints - Series I: Evans 1638 - 1800
The definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. Includes advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more.

Early American Imprints - Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker 1801 - 1819
A comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. Also includes published reports, works of many European authors reprinted for the American public, state papers and early government materials.

United Nations Common Database
United Nations Common Database (UNCDB) provides key human development indicators for the countries of the world. Statistics are derived from 20 international data sources and include statistics on topics such as agriculture, communication and culture, education and learning, environment, finances, health, international trade, science and technology, and much more.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Databases for Physical Education and Linguistics

Physical Education Index

An index to peer-reviewed journals, reports, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, and many other publications. Topics include physical education curricula, sports medicine, sports law,kinesiology, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered. Links to available full text.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Provides abstracts of articles from over 1500 scholarly serial publications. Also includes abstracts of book chapters and dissertations in all areas of linguistics and language including "all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics" and "descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical, and geographical linguistics." Also covers some topics in communication, special education, and speech and hearing. Links to available full text.